A required, month-long rotation on the OB service is where residents learn to provide anesthesia for pregnant and laboring women. Typically, CA-1 residents spend a month on OB day shifts. While on OB anesthesia, each resident becomes adept and proficient at placing and managing labor epidurals, placing combined spinal-epidurals, and managing pregnant women undergoing elective or emergent cesarean sections. Residents also learn the use of epidural blood patch for the management of post-dural puncture headache.
This rotation also features outstanding didactics, with daily lectures and daily oral board preparation. Each supervising faculty member is dedicated to the OB service for that day/night.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology also offers a one-year training program in obstetric anesthesia. For more information, please click here
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